We are all overwhelmed these days so here are some tips and ideas to inspire you. Now is the time to focus on how to move forward and do that project or task that you have not made time for. Here are some inspirations to take action and reach for the moon!
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Inspiration Articles and Tips
5 Event Design Tips That Will Spark Your Creativity
30 Trips to Plan a Year in Advance
Adapting and Giving Back In the wake of COVID-19, caterers, florists, venues, and other event vendors are focusing on philanthropy and innovation.
A delightful bird chorus of Mozart’s Magic Flute Papageno/Papagena duet
Balcony Bingo Madrid Balcony Bingo brings neighbors together
Berliner Philharmoniker’s ‘digital concert hall’ with over 600 concerts
Florence’s famous Uffizi Gallery has many of its treasures online
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Download them or read them online at
Heartwarming Dating Story During COVID-19
John Paul Getty Museum Free access to collections
Managing Change 4 strategies for managing change successfully
Roger Dow Offers Insight on the New Travel Landscape
Service Dog Comforts Humans During Crisis
The Museum of Modern Art now enables free access to its collection
The Melbourne Zoo has set up 24/7 livestreams of its snow leopard cubs, penguins, giraffes, lions and zebras
The Metropolitan Opera is providing a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours from 7:30 pm – 6:30 pm the following day. The schedule includes outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years
The Trips We Are Thinking of Taking Next
The Caremongers Getting Food and Essentials to the Country’s Most Vulnerable Caring for the most vulnerable
Tiny Buddha 50 ways to find inspiration
Travel and never leave your house A list of 101 ways to travel without leaving your house, which will help you feel a little more entertained, a little more inspired, and, most importantly, a little more connected with the rest of the world.
Virtual School Activities! A collection of sites to live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun academic sites.
Self Care and Inspiration
A Solo Trip Among Strangers A travelers journey that yields unexpected surprises.
And So They Clap Italy residents show their appreciation each night.
Covid-19 and musical Italy Be inspired how those under lockdown are keeping their spirits up.
Feel Good Tips on how to maintain a sense of wellness.
Kitty O’Meara Kitty O’Meara is the poet laureate of the pandemic. Her untitled prose poem, which begins with the line, “And the people stayed home,” has been shared countless times, on countless backgrounds, with countless fonts, since its first posting.
Podcasts – wellness, stress reduction and mindfulness
Bizbash’s GatherGeeks A place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, as they discuss the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between.
EventIcons Meet the Audio Icons of the Events Industry
Future Focused Podcast The Future Focused Podcast is about leveling-up your leadership, designing a dynamic life, and becoming your best self. It’s about securing a set of unshakeable skills, becoming a lifelong learner, and making incremental but consistent growth each and every day. It’s time to get focused on your future. This podcast is hosted by Kelly Croy.
Meeting Minds with Charles Eide Finally a podcast for meeting planners and event professionals! Meeting and Event Planning can be tough. This podcast is about everything-events. Meetings, conferences, audio visual, logistics, and audience experience are at the heart of every weekly broadcast. Join world renowned event expert Charles Eide as he chats with industry leaders and innovators about making incredible audience experiences across the globe.
Berklee Students Virtual Orchestra Perform ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’
Watch Roedean School in South Africa perform Hallelujah remotely #TogetherApart #Alonetogether